Soft, sticky, and rich Red Onion Marmalade makes for a wonderfully delicious topping for pizzas, bruschetta, sandwiches, and burgers. Try it my way!
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About This Recipe
Looking for something easy and flavourful, that will add a twist to your Pizza, Bruschetta, Sandwich, Burger, or any other dish that needs a good base, then you must give this Red Onion Marmalade a try.
Sweet and sticky this marmalade, is similar to Onion Jam, where onions are caramelized and cooked along with Garlic, Brown Sugar, Apple Juice, Red Wine Vinegar, Salt, and Black Pepper.
Make sure that you cook the onions well, because if it is half cooked, then it will not give the same taste as the original marmalade. Keep the heat to medium while cooking the marmalade, as it helps the onions to cook evenly.
If you cook it on high heat, it will get brown fast without cooking all the onions evenly.
Stirring frequently will make sure that your onion doesn’t get burn and the marmalade comes out beautifully.
So, if you want to try something unique using onions that adds a lot of flavour in your recipe, you must give this Red Onion Marmalade a try.
This Onion Marmalade is,
- Prepared with few ingredients
Red Onions – The key ingredient of this Onion Marmalade is Red Onion. They are thinly sliced and cooked along with other ingredients to make this simple marmalade which will add flavor to many recipes. Make sure to slice them evenly for the best result.
Brown Sugar – Brown sugar makes sure that your onions are caramelized well. With a slightly sweet taste, it also adds nice color in the onion marmalade.
Apple Juice – Adds a nice sweetness in the onion marmalade, which makes it even more delicious. You can use both homemade or store-bought apple juice, whichever suits you the best.
Red Chili Flakes – You can adjust the amount of red chili flakes, as per your taste.
Red Wine Vinegar – It gives a nice hot and robust flavor that complements the sweetness of the marmalade very well. This vinegar is easily available in your nearby stores, or you can even order it online.
Other Ingredients – Other than this, you will need Unsalted Butter, Olive Oil, Garlic, Salt, and Black Pepper.
For a vegan version, skip the butter and use only olive oil.
You can even use Balsamic Vinegar instead of Apple Juice and Red Wine vinegar and flavor it with some more spices like thyme.
Step By Step Recipe
Heat butter and olive oil in a pan. You can use only olive oil for a vegan version.
Add onion and garlic and cook for a minute.
Add salt, black pepper, chili flakes, and brown sugar. Adjust the chili flakes according to your taste.
Cover the pan and cook for 40-50 minutes on low heat, stirring occasionally.
Add apple juice and red wine vinegar.
Cover and cook for another 40-50 minutes.
Remove the lid and cook on high heat for 3-4 minutes until the liquid is reduced. Remove the pan from heat and let the marmalade cool. Store in a clean jar in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you are good at chopping, you can cut the onions using a knife. Make sure the slices are thin and evenly sliced.
I used a mandolin slicer to slice my onions. It made sure they were all the same in thickness and made the job quite quickly.
If you have a food processor, you can use it too.
To make a Bacon Onion Marmalade, fry the bacon from both sides in oil until it is crisp and nicely cooked.
Drain the bacon on a paper towel, so that the towel soaks up the excess oil. Chop the bacon into very small pieces and keep it aside.
Heat butter and oil in a pan. Add onions, garlic, and chopped bacon. Next, add salt, black pepper, chili flakes, brown sugar, and cook it for about 40 to 50 minutes.
Add apple juice, red wine vinegar, cook for another 10 to 15 minutes and your Bacon Onion Marmalade is ready.
Adding a splash of bourbon once the marmalade is done is a great variation of this recipe.
Yes, you can use White Onions too, instead of Red Onions. But the result is better with red onions as they are sweeter and also have thicker flesh and skin than white onions.
You can substitute brown sugar with granulated organic cane sugar or honey for healthy alternatives.
You can store Red Onion Marmalade in the fridge in a clean airtight container for about a month. Use clean spoons to take out the marmalade.
You can also freeze it for 2 to 3 months in an airtight container or in freezer bags.
One great way to store this marmalade is to make cubes out of it using an ice tray and then store the frozen cubes in freezer bags. When ready to use, thaw the marmalade over the kitchen counter or in the refrigerator until it is softened.
You can use this marmalade as a topping for Pizza, Bruschetta, Open Toast, Tarts, etc.
You can also use it as a spread for your Sandwich, Burgers, Wraps, or Rolls.
It also tastes delicious on gourmet Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Steak or as an accompaniment to Cheese Platter
Mix it with sour cream or mayonnaise and use it as a dip for your Crackers, Wedges, or Fries.
I would love to add some in my frittata and omelettes along with feta or goat cheese.
Pro Tips By Neha
Always thinly slice the onions, as they cook evenly and get caramelised properly.
Cook the onions on low medium heat, so that they do not get brown faster and also cooking on high heat has more chances of burning the onions.
You can use balsamic vinegar instead of red wine vinegar along with some fresh herbs such as thyme, rosemary, etc. A variation of this onion marmalade, that you can try too.
Do not hurry! This will take time, so for the best results let it cook slowly.
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Onion Marmalade Recipe
- 2 tbsp Unsalted butter
- 2 tbsp Olive oil
- 500 g Red onion (Thinly sliced)
- 5-6 cloves Garlic (Grated)
- Salt (To taste)
- 1 tsp Freshly ground black pepper powder
- 1 tsp Red chilli flakes
- ½ cup Brown sugar
- 1 cup Apple juice
- ¼ cup Red wine vinegar
- Heat butter and olive oil in a pan.
- Add onion and garlic and cook for a minute.
- Add salt, black pepper, chilli flakes and brown sugar.
- Cover the pan and cook for 40-50 minutes on low heat, stirring occasionally.
- Add apple juice and red wine vinegar and cover and cook for another 40-50 minutes.
- Remove the lid and cook on high heat for 3-4 minutes until the liquid is reduced.
- Remove the pan from heat and let the marmalade cool.
- Store in a clean jar in refrigerator for up to 1 month.